Book Review: How the Bible Actually Works

I regularly listen to Pete Enns and Jared Byas' podcast The Bible for Normal People. The two hosts have carved out a helpful niche focusing on why Christians need to put off their overly mystical lenses when approaching the Bible. They acknowledge the difficulties that many Christians encounter when reading they Bible, and they do their best … Continue reading Book Review: How the Bible Actually Works

Why I (Sort of) Support the SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage

Christians in the US did not lose the culture war when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage – because Christians have never won any culture war. In fact, I dare say Christians are not even expected to, let alone commanded to, win culture wars. Let me explain. For centuries, the “church” has enjoyed the … Continue reading Why I (Sort of) Support the SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage

I Apologize for Being a Christian

To see Saul standing atop that hill stirs in us feelings of compassion, and deep sadness. You just have to understand the man. His soldiers are fearful and wide-eyed. The scene is so captivating that the scribe of 1 Samuel 13 places his quivering quill down and picks up, not a thesaurus, but a geographical … Continue reading I Apologize for Being a Christian

Jesus is Not the Christian Muhammad

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - Jesus A brief review of the major world religions will show that they all had their respective founders. Judaism was founded by Abraham, Buddhism was founded by Buddha, Islam was founded by Muhammad, Mormonism was … Continue reading Jesus is Not the Christian Muhammad

Why So Much of Christian Art is Second Rate

I was listening to a Connected Kingdom podcast on Challies.com in which Tim Challies and David Murray were interviewing Steve DeWitt on his latest book, Eyes Wide Open.  Challies describes the book as "a book about beauty, about learning to enjoy God in everything." Some of the questions addressed in the podcast include, "How beauty … Continue reading Why So Much of Christian Art is Second Rate